By Dr. Richard Schwartz
If someone you know has a single dark tooth, it usually results from a traumatic event, such as a sports injury that caused the pulp inside the tooth to die. This can make them self-conscious about their smile.
Internal bleaching of two central incisors that turned dark after a traumatic injury
A particular chemical is placed inside the tooth to bleach it from the inside out.
Internal bleaching is one of the best alternatives for whitening a single dark tooth.
2. Bleaching chemicals are then applied to the dark tooth and typically left in place for a week. The discoloration is usually reversed within a few days.
3. After removing the bleaching chemicals, a white filling is applied to seal the access opening. Several internal bleaching sessions may be required for very dark teeth.
Internal bleaching is nearly 100% effective in children and adolescents and is usually effective in adults. The length of time the tooth has been discolored and the amount it has darkened influence the success rate.
A very dark tooth that required two bleaching sessions
Teeth with gray discoloration bleach more effectively than teeth with yellow/brown discoloration.
A gray tooth that bleached well
Internal bleaching is a highly effective method for lightening a single dark tooth.
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